February 11, 2013 |
Thousands of well-wishers, including dozens of Navy SEALS, descended on Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Monday to remember the life of a famed Navy SEAL sniper killed at a nearby gun range on Feb. 2. The body of Chris Kyle, author of "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History" -- an account of Kyle's four tours in Iraq, where he said he killed at least 160 enemy combatants -- lay in state on...
October 29, 2012 |
Tony Romo had a career day on Sunday. At least that's what some people are saying about the Dallas Cowboys quarterback's performance against the New York Giants. And those people are absolutely correct. His 437 passing yards are the most Romo has thrown for in his seven years as the Cowboys' starter. He also set a franchise record with 62 passing attempts, and if his late pass to Dez Bryant in the end zone hadn't been reversed, Romo would have set a new team mark with 474 passing yards.
October 2, 2012
Re "Council clears path for stadium," Sept. 29 Robert Kraft, owner of the NFL's New England Patriots, tried to have a new football stadium built in Boston, Providence, R.I., and Hartford, Conn., with public and private financing. These plans fell through. Kraft paid all construction costs and built a stadium in Foxboro, Mass., that opened in 2002. Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, cost $1.15 billion to build. Arlington's sales tax was raised by half a cent, its hotel tax was raised 2 percentage points and the car rental tax was raised by 5 percentage points.
February 17, 2011 |
Lest you think I am merely another pretty-boy sportswriter, I offer up this serious proposal: a new NFL stadium, at the corner of 2nd and Spring streets in downtown Los Angeles. Sure, there's a major newspaper there now ? this one ? but don't mind that. This is the perfect location, right across the street from the LAPD and catty-corner from City Hall. It represents a holy trinity: media, cops, crooks. When some city inspector is busted for taking a bribe, we'll get that story to you yesterday.
February 9, 2011 |
Ticket-holding football fans who ended up with no seats or what they considered bad views of the Super Bowl have filed a class-action lawsuit against the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones. The federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in Dallas alleges breach of contract, fraud and deceptive sales practices on behalf of people who ended up watching the game on TV at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, or had seats the lawsuit labeled "illegitimate. " The NFL had announced hours before the Green Bay Packers played the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday that about 1,250 temporary seats were deemed unsafe, and the league scrambled to find new seats for about 850 people.
February 7, 2011 |
A day after Super Bowl XLV, the NFL was still dealing with fallout from the Cowboys Stadium seating fiasco ? and the headache could linger for months. Roughly 1,250 spectators in six sections of the stadium were relocated or had to watch the game on monitors because their temporary seats ? installed for the game ? weren't ready. The sections in the upper deck above one end zone were not completed because the railings had not been installed and/or the stairs and risers were not sufficiently tightened.